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The ascension of ‘comfort women’ in South Korean colonial memory

Richardson, Lauren


The former so-called ‘comfort women’ occupy a preeminent position in South Korean memory of colonialism. Their historical sexual subjugation at the hands of Japanese imperial forces has, in many respects, become emblematic of the brutality that characterized Japan’s colonial regime on the Korean peninsula (1910–45). The ascendant status of comfort women in national memory has manifested in manifold ways. Statues commemorating their victimhood stand in symbolic locations around the country, most...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021-05-13
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Remembering Social Movements Activism and Memory
DOI: 10.4324/9781003087830-2


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